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Excellence in leadership in the Middle East 2020: Commercial Bank of Qatar

Awards for Excellence 2020

When the Covid-19 pandemic reached Qatar and foreign exchange houses were forced to close, a customer contacted Commercial Bank of Qatar (CB) with concerns that his domestic workers were no longer able to send critical remittance payments to families in their home countries.

Given Qatar’s large population of foreign workers, Commercial Bank recognized that this issue was much bigger than just one household. The bank’s innovators immediately went to work to develop a contactless digital solution and, within 72 hours, the CB Household Worker PayCard was launched.

Commercial Bank’s rapid and innovative response to this pressing issue deserves recognition as excellence in leadership. 

Remittances from the Gulf are a key source of foreign exchange for many countries, as well as a vital source of funds for many individuals. 

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